Bangladesh vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2008-09

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BAN vs NZ, 2nd Test, Mirpur: New Zealand win series after Bangladesh draw (1:0)

New Zealand and Bangladesh drew the rain-affected second test yesterday when both captains agreed to halt the contest 40 minutes before the scheduled close on the final day, handing the tourists a 1-0 series victory.
New Zealand had reached 79-1 in their second innings, a lead of 172, after Bangladesh had earlier narrowly avoided following on to dash the visitors' hopes of securing an unlikely win in a match that lost more than three days to the weather
Resuming after tea on 34-1, New Zealand, who won the first test by three wickets in Chittagong last week, added 45 runs in 19 overs as the contest petered out into a draw. Opener Aaron Redmond (30) and Jesse Ryder (39) were unbeaten at the close after Bangladesh had limped past the follow-on target of 162.
Bangladesh were lifted by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (49) and bowler Mashrafe Mortaza (48), who batted cautiously to salvage the home side's innings with a seventh-wicket partnership of 78 to overcome a fine bowling display by Daniel Vettori. New Zealand skipper Vettori finished with figures of 5-66, his 17th five-wicket haul in tests, and Iain O'Brien chipped in with three victims for 31 as Bangladesh reached 169-9 after lunch before the home side declared 93 runs behind the tourists.
BAN vs NZ, 2nd Test, Mirpur: Bangladesh 169-9 drew with New Zealand 262-6 & 79-1

BAN vs NZ, 1st Test, Chittagong: Vettori guides New Zealand to 3-wicket win

Captain Daniel Vettori's second half century of the match and his 82-run sixth-wicket stand with Daniel Flynn helped New Zealand come back for a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Tuesday's final session of the first cricket Test.
Vettori helped steer New Zealand to 281 for five at tea on the last day, needing another 36 runs to reach the 317 target. But he was bowled for 76 by Abdur Razzak after ushering the tourists to 298, 19 runs short of the win. Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan picked up another wicket, dismissing Flynn on 49, with the teams tied at 316. Flynn, whose knock came off 126 balls with six boundaries, was denied a maiden half century when he only needed a single to bring up the victory. Jacob Oram (8) and Kyle Mills (1) were unbeaten at the finish when New Zealand reached 317 for seven.
Razzak took three wickets for 93 runs and Hasan got 2-82, giving him nine wickets for the match in an impressive bowling performance. Vettori, who also scored 55 in the first innings and took nine wickets, was adjudged man of the match. Resuming the fifth day at 145-2, Vettori and Aaron Redmond added 40 runs in the first session before Hasan dismissed Redmond for 79. Redmond's 237-ball innings included 10 boundaries.
Ross Taylor (9) was next to go when he was caught by substitute fielder Mahbubul Alam off a Murtaza delivery. Brendon McCullum added just two runs before he was trapped lbw by Razzak shortly after lunch, with the visitors on 216-5.
After dominating the opening session, New Zealand fell behind as Bangladesh stuck to a slow-but-sure batting formula to recover to 245, then bowled the tourists out for 171 in reply. Hasan's 7-36 in New Zealand's first innings was a Test record for Bangladesh, which has had only a solitary Test victory since joining cricket's elite. Bangladesh built a 316-run lead after scoring 242 in its first innings but although the match went to the final session, New Zealand was in command during the last day.
Bangladesh has never won a Test against New Zealand, losing five of their six previous matches by an innings. New Zealand won the preceding limited-overs series 2-1.
BAN vs NZ, 1st Test, Chittagong: New Zealand 171 & 317-6 bt Bangladesh 245 & 242 by four wickets

BAN vs NZ, 3rd ODI, Chittagong: Taylor inspires New Zealand to series win

Ross Taylor hit a fighting hundred to help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the third and final one-day international here on Tuesday for a 2-1 win in the three-match series.
The 24-year-old Taylor, who scored 103 for his third one-day century, carried New Zealand to a decent 249-7 in 50 overs before the visitors restricted Bangladesh to 170-8. Bangladesh were seeking their first series win over a major Test playing country before a 14,000 capacity crowd at the Divisional Stadium, but it was the tourists who took the honours.
"We would have loved to make it 3-0 but a win is a win," said New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori. "Taylor set up the win and had we not lost (Jacob) Oram early we were targetting 300 runs. But 250 was a decent target," said Vettori.
In reply, only Tamim Iqbal (35) batted with authority for the hosts as paceman Kyle Mills initiated the slump by removing opener Zunaed Siddique (one) before Oram dismissed debutant Imrul Kayes (12) and skipper Mohammad Ashraful (eight) in his incisive five-over first spell. Off-spinner Jeetan Patel then took over, dismissing dangerous-looking local boy Iqbal and then accounting for Shakib Al Hasan (one) to end all hopes of Bangladesh successfully chasing the target.
BAN vs NZ, 3rd ODI, Chittagong: New Zealand 249-7 (50.0 overs) beat Bangladesh 170-8 (50.0 overs) by 79 runs

BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Mirpur: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 75 runs

Jacob Oram scored an unbeaten 75 and Kyle Mills took three wickets for 13 to lead New Zealand to a 75-run win against Bangladesh in the second limited-overs cricket international Saturday, levelling the three-match series 1-1.
Bangladesh's bowlers restricted New Zealand to a modest 212 for nine after skipper Mohammed Ashraful won the toss and put the visitors in to bat on a slow pitch at Dhaka's Mirpur National Stadium. But Bangladesh's run chase got off to a bad start as Mills trapped opener Tamim Iqbal lbw for a duck with only the second ball of the innings. He then bowled Mushfiqur Rahim (11) with Bangladesh on just 18. Ashraful and opener Junaid Siddique then forged a third wicket partnership of 53 runs to steady the innings.
But New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori took a perfect catch at mid-on to dismiss Siddique (32) off a Tim Southee delivery to leave the hosts on 71-3. He then went on to take out Shakib al Hasan (10), with Bangladesh on 86. Bangladesh did themselves no favours, losing three batsmen to run-outs.
Facing the first ball of his international career, Naeem Islam was run out without scoring after a mix-up with Ashraful, who was subsequently dismissed for 40 by Jacob Oram. Oram also bowled out Abdur Razzak (3). Mahmudullah Riad and Shahadat Hossain were also run out, before Mills dismissed Mashrafe bin Murtaza (27) to end the innings and give New Zealand the win and level the series after a shock seven-wicket loss to the hosts in the first match. Oram took two wickets for 23, while Southee and Vettori got one each to add to Mills 3-13.
BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Mirpur: New Zealand 212 for 9 (50.0 overs) beat Bangladesh 137 all out (42.4 overs) by 75 runs

BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI, Mirpur: Bangladesh records seven-wicket cricket victory over New Zealand

Bangladesh beat New Zealand for the first time with a seven-wicket victory Thursday in the opening one-day international.
Opener Junaid Siddique scored 85 - including eight boundaries - to lead Bangladesh to 202-3 in reply to New Zealand's 201-9. Bangladesh paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza and left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak shared seven wickets. Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful also struck an unbeaten 60 off 56 balls with five fours and one six.
It was Bangladesh's first win in 12 one-day matches against New Zealand. Siddique shared a 109-third wicket partnership with Ashraful before being caught by Jacob Oram off Mark Gillespie with his team needing only eight runs.
Newcomer Shakib al Hasan scored the winning runs at Dhaka's Mirpur National Stadium. Kyle Mills removed Tamim Iqbal (12) and Mushfiqur Rahim (30) was dismissed by Scott Styris.
Earlier, Murtaza had figures of 4-44 and Razzak 3-33 after Bangladesh won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat. New Zealand openers Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum combined for a first-wicket partnership of 47 before Murtaza dismissed McCullum for 14 and sparked a top-order collapse that saw the visitors lose five wickets for just 32 runs. Oram (57) and New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori (30) went on to steady the innings with a 70-run, seventh-wicket partnership that pushed the team to a competitive score.
Oram hit four boundaries and one six for his 57 off 85 balls, while Vettori made 30 off 57 with four boundaries. Oram fell to Razzak and Vettori was dismissed by Shakib al Hasan. Mills contributed 16 off 26 with one boundary and a six, while Tim Southee hit 19 off 14 balls.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI, Mirpur: Bangladesh 202 for 3 (45.3 overs) beat New Zealand 201 for 9 (50.0 overs) by 7 wickets

Bangladesh name three new caps for New Zealand series

With several first-choice players unavailable after defecting to the Indian Cricket League, Bangladesh included three rookies in its squad today for the first of three one-day internationals against New Zealand.
Uncapped batsmen Imrul Kayes and Nayeem Islam and medium-pacer Mahbubul Alam were selected in Bangaldesh's 14-player squad, which also featured recalled wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Bangladesh will enter the series having lost players to the ICL, a non ICC-sanctioned Twenty20 competition. The Bangladeshi board doesn't recognise the ICL, so the players were ineligible for selection. "We had no other choice but to select some uncapped players," chief selector Rafiqul Alam said. "But we trust the new players have the ability to do well." New Zealand, led by Daniel Vettori, arrived in Dhaka on September 30 to play three one-day internationals and two tests.
The first two one-dayers will be played at Dhaka on October 9 and two days later, while the southeast city of Chittagong will host the third on October 14. The first test will begin October 17 at Chittagong, and the second from October 25 at Dhaka.
New Zealand has won all six tests and 11 one-day internationals against Bangladesh, but Vettori previously said he is aware of the challenge posed by the humidity and slow pitches in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Team: Mohammad Ashraful (Captain), Mashrafee bin Murtaza, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaid Siddiqui, Imrul Kayes, Shakib al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain, Nayeem Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riad, Abdur Razzak, Syed Russel, Shahadat Hossain, Mahbubul Alam.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.